• Olympic: Three Parks in One


    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Photos & Multimedia

A mural illustration of the park shows the wide variety of animals and plants living in the park.

Interactive Species Mural

Artist: Dawson

Olympic National Park's brochure mural has a variety of plants and animals illustrating the diversity of life in the area. Find out the names of the species of plants and animals on the mural by exploring these interactive PDFs.

This mural is from the Freeing the Elwha Brochure. The painting depicts a variety of plants and animal species that live in the Elwha Estuary. Includes: bobcat, a variety of birds, lilies, and more.

Elwha Restoration: Animals of the Estuary Area

Artist: Eifert

Plant and Animals from the Freeing the Elwha:
A Story of Dam Removal and Restoration Murals

These two interactive murals are renditions of the restored watershed, from its headwaters in the Olympic Mountains to its estuary in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Download the PDFs of the murals and roll your mouse over the numbers to find out the names of a variety of species that will benefit from this ongoing river restoration project. To learn more about the restoration project, visit the Elwha River Restoration pages.

Elwha River Restoration: Estuary Mural

Elwha River Restoration: Uplands Mural

Did You Know?


Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.